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Police: Vehicle hits Kentucky eclipse watchers killing woman

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Published: Aug. 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM EDT
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One woman is dead after a car crashed into several people watching the eclipse in downtown Hyden, Kentucky.

Dispatch says the crash also injured another woman near Primary Care on Main Street.

Officials say a 38-year-old Alyssa Noble was speeding and crashed into a power pole and flipped the vehicle. A medical helicopter flew Noble to Holsten Valley Hospital.

Police say 23-year-old Mackenzie Hayes of Hazard was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by Noble's vehicle. She was an employee at the Primary Care next to where the accident occurred.

The accident also injured Rhonda Belcher, and a helicopter flew her to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Accident reconstruction units are on scene investigating the incident.

State Police believe the victims were watching the eclipse when they were hit by the vehicle.

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